Grant Sarver June 4, 2020

COVID-19 has no doubt increased demand for every type of sanitation service. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray are rarely seen on store shelves as Americans stock up on what they can to fight the virus. The government is no exception.

The Department of Defense is looking for one medium-sized germicidal Ultraviolet (UV) Light Stationary Disinfection System with an option of acquiring another system. The pandemic has brought increasing visibility to this new technology. The lamps flash rays of UV light for 15 minutes effectively preventing the virus from replicating, writes Lindsay Kalter. The system will be shipped to Washington, D.C. where the Navy wants to use it to disinfect luggage and other items that personnel bring onto ships and into facilities. Quotes for this opportunity are due June 12 by 4:00pm EDT.

A UV Disinfection System in a hospital. Image credit to

Government spaces are common spaces and require constant cleaning to remain open. They have been putting out RFPs since the pandemic began, and they are still in need. The Department of Agriculture is trying to establish a recurring contract for janitorial cleaning services at the Daniel Boone National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Winchester, Kentucky. The winning bid will clean the 22,000 square foot building on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays after hours. Work will begin as soon as the contract is signed and end at the end of the year. There are two option periods for the entirety of 2021 and 2022. Quotes for this opportunity are due June 26 by 4:30pm EDT.


A $60,000 janitorial services contract was awarded to Pathway Enterprises by the Department of Veteran Affairs for work to be done in Medford, Oregon. The VA also granted a $135K contract to Nilfisk for the purchase of industrial cleaning equipment in Minnesota.

About the Author

Grant Sarver is from Suwanee, Georgia. He is currently an undergraduate pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and Sociology at the University of Georgia with an expected graduation in December 2020. He is most interested in human rights and social equality and plans to work for an entity that helps fulfill people’s human rights.